Media and Politics
47 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2015
Date Written: February 2015
This article provides a review of recent literature in economics on the effect of mass media on politics. The focus is on the welfare effects of mass media. I also discuss the likely implications of existing behavioral theories of media effects, developed outside of economics.
Keywords: bias, framing, media, policy, voting
JEL Classification: D03, D72, H5, L82
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